This axe head is in the style of the Caananite city of Hazor, described in the book of Joshua as the most prominent of the Canaanite city-states and the site of an important victory in the Israelites’ conquest of the Promised Land. It is characteristic of the Middle Bronze Age I throughout the Levant.
Canaanite Bronze Duck-Billed Axe
A Canaanite bronze socketed D-shaped axe head consisting of a semicircular tongue-shaped cutting blade, decorated with two incised channels, two elliptical countersunk apertures between a fortifying strut that supports the blade and an oval-sectioned shaft hole.
Condition: Very fine, with light green patination and minor chipping and encrustations over the whole. This item comes mounted on a custom-made wooden stand.
|Dimensions||L 12 x H 4.9 cm|
Near East (Western Asiatic)